I CANNOT FIND SUBJECT FOOD IN EDITORS CHOICE. ANY INFORMATION OUT THERE IF IT IS A GOOD PRODUCT FOR OVERALL HEALTH OF MY 8 YEAR OLD DOXIE OR SHOULD I BE LOOKING AT SOMETHING SUPERIOR?InkedMarieMember
I have yet to have anyone tell me why the food you mention is good for teeth. Feed a 4 or 5 star food, brush your dogs teeth, give him some real bones to gnaw on. If your dogs teeth are bad, she may need a dental.PitloveMember
Its not on the Editors Choice list likely because its ingredients did not earn it a 4 star or higher rating.
Hill’s T/D does have a VOHC (Veterinary Oral Health Council) seal stating that it slows the onset of plaque and tartar. Here are the protocols for a food or dental chew or anything else obtaining this seal: http://www.vohc.org/protocol.htm
The food may aid in reducing plaque and tartar, however regular dentals at the vet (just like humans do with their dentist) and brushing the teeth are the best ways to prevent diesease.
Is the vet wanting to put your dog on this prescription food? If so, why?
- This reply was modified 8 years ago by Pitlove.
I use the large sized “bites” as treats but I would not feed this as a regular diet. Read the ingredients and you will agree I think. I attended a dental seminar recently and they recommend what is on the VOHC website for oral care, but as stated previously, the only way to keep the teeth in good condition is to brush and regular cleanings as recommended by your vet. Although not all vets are doing the best dentistry treatments either. The doctor was a specialist in the dental field. I live in an area where there are a lot of specialty veterinarians so I am lucky. I love your breed, had two minis at one point in my life. I feed my dogs a variety of things right now. One I feed Acana, my puppy I feed Nutrisource puppy and my old girl I feed Holistic Select turkey and lentil. Hope you find a good diet for your special friend!
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